A secondary theme was born and that was about Mother Earth.
A flood of urine dreams poured forth. Urine was spilling all
over the place particularly on mother’s floors. A commode was
overflowing with urine; industrial plastic was covering a mess
of clothing. Urine was a symbol for uranium; ultimately
radioactive and toxic waste. This all pointed to industrial
cover-ups of the dangers of radioactive waste leaking into the
environment and into our basic necessities. An alphabet stew of
toxic chemicals: PAHs – PCBs – PVCs[i] invaded my dreams and
took quite some time to register.
The theme was expanding. Mother Earth was joined by the
environment and ecology. At that time, in 1994, the environment
wasn’t even a social issue for most people, and certainly not
Constant repetition and connection became hallmarks of my cosmic
dream experience and revealed four key features:
• 1) Emotional
• 2) Paranormal Effects
• 3) Panpsychism
• 4) Wordplay
The personal dream generally cultivates
subjective emotional knowledge where those intuitive AHA!
moments elicit deep insights into our own lives and
relationships. Because the cosmic dream is timeless, the
emotional output of daytime residue is of little consequence. I
have found that the cosmic dream is more concerned with the
acquisition of universal objective knowledge where concern for
self is diminished by oceanic feelings of being spiritually and
cosmically connected. My mother, for example, symbolized Mother
Earth, my brother represented the Brotherhood of Man and
children signified the Children of the Earth.
The scientific dreams were more informational. They evidenced
physicality, often describing objects as “concrete,” stressing
matter over emotion. In a cosmic dream, negativity in personal
relationships was replaced by higher thought extending beyond an
individual’s actions and deeds. In other words, an architect who
had caused me great emotional pain and financial damages in
waking life appeared in a dream presenting me with a frame
containing the word LOGOS. (In theology, logos means the word of
God; in philosophical terms, cosmic reason.) The ruthless
architect I once knew had metamorphosed to the merciful,
compassionate and omniscient architect. Emotional undercurrents
were replaced by the dream’s intention to stay focused solely on
its message: that of transcendence and transformation.
Paranormal phenomena were woven through this
entire experience. Spirit telepathy which I define as mind to
spirit communication was a major factor in both personal and
transpersonal dreams. In one personal dream, I am lost in the
streets, searching for my family and pleading, “Where are you?”
Suddenly, someone spit on me from atop a high-rise building. I
looked up. It was my deceased brother. I awakened to realize I
was given the answer: Our loved ones are only “spitting
Spiritual dreams often included images of gift-wrapped packages.
Earthly markers such as a favorite color, a material or a movie
title were associated with loved ones who had passed on. Spirits
appeared in human form, often little children but, oddly enough,
not archetypal angels. They typically symbolized persons who had
passed over but on occasion manifested as altruistic people I
would later meet in waking life.
Clairvoyant, retrocognitive and precognitive dreams all
connected with past, present and future activities in the Earth.
The depth, detail and frequency of paranormal dreams grew
exponentially as my capacity to see across time expanded. The
more I did see, the more I could see. Then one day I reached the
bottom of the rabbit hole when a dream flashed before me
containing all the answers to my puzzle in an instant. A figure
8 on its side revealed the infinity symbol. It was like watching
the evolution of the universe from the beginning of time to the
An astonishing variety of psychokinetic effects interconnected
in both Dreaming and Waking, all feeding into the multi-faceted
message. The primary manifestation of PK took form
electronically. Often uncertain as to which direction to take in
my research, words and symbols inexplicably appeared on my
computer interspersed within my writings, underscoring key
points. Varied colors, altered type size and bold-facing were
some of the unexpected manifestations. One day at my computer,
for example, I typed, “True vision is always twofold.” A second
later, the typeface overprinted making each letter appear
doubled. Most startling of the computer anomalies were Greek
letters that supplanted significant pieces of text in my
writing. On one occasion, I was writing about a dream, where I
was under the wing of someone named Sally who was wearing a cape
of bird feet and feathers. Suddenly the word feathers
mysteriously appeared on my computer in Greek lettering. Sally
turned out to be Sally Rhine Feather, director of the Rhine
Research Center for paranormal studies. I learned of her and
actually met her, exactly ten years after the dream.
These mystifying implants revealed a systematic logic in
relation to the overarching message triggering in me a feeling
that I was being advanced toward something I could not yet know.
Such powerfully mysterious happenings stirred my curiosity and
strengthened my resolve to solve this monolithic puzzle.
Dreams that relate to a world mind in which
everything has consciousness were typically connected to Mother
Earth. In one empathic dream, I was a meteorite spreading out
all over the place and crashing into the earth. I had become
original matter from which the world was created. I wondered if
my psyche and the meteorite were all part of the same thing.
Where was it all coming from?
Spirits of friends and relatives began to inhabit my dreams more
and more frequently, often providing scientific knowledge and
information I would have no way of knowing. Later, historical
figures appeared. This included people like the noted
geophysicist, J. Tuzo Wilson who discovered the transform fault
and hotspots which are volcanic regions deep in the Earth. My
dreams spoke to his theories before I ever heard of him.
In my cosmic dreams, every variety of riddle with its
hidden meanings cued some message. Word and picture puzzles
appeared frequently. I would often draw a dream image upside
down, but when I saw it in the real world, it was right side up.
When we open our eyes to light, the images on our retinas are
upside down. How strange that my dreaming eyes were receiving
images in the exactly same way. I had the feeling I was dreaming
through the eyes of the spirits and I began to wonder about a
mirror universe. "As above, so below" as written in Zohar, the
"Bible" of the Kabbalists had now penetrated my field of vision.
Zohar, meaning light and splendor is derived from Genesis "Let
there be light." It seemed that all of this was pointing back to
the circular key ring and that the keys were beginning to open
those apartment doors.
The strongest evidence that these cosmic dreams were real was in
their subsequent manifestation. Dream cues were so vivid, they
inspired several trips I later took to strangely remote places,
like little towns and villages where I actually saw the images I
had dreamt. The arrangements of these physical fragments were
concentrated within circumscribed regions. They were manifested
as a continuous trail of waking experience that corresponded to
areas in the dreams. The interconnectedness of dream images
found in one town seemed tuned into the previous
interconnectedness of images observed in another town behaving
in much the way that Rupert Sheldrake[ii] describes his
The geology in the dreams, often pointing to seismology, linked
to actual locations where such geology in fact, exists as
validated through my research.
Paranormal features enlarged on and confirmed many dreams as did
post-dream research into historical and scientific writings
which actually validated many of my conclusions.
I had little interest in science until I could relate to it on
an intimate level. This is where my personal growth and
evolution flourished. I found that the broadening of concern for
others and the transformative potential is enormous in this
dimension proving that dreaming once related to self, can expand
to the greater whole. The holographic nature of cosmic dreaming
has convinced me that its potential resides within all of us.
This larger worldview taps into infinite knowledge embodied in
the cosmic realm which becomes accessible to the receptive
In personal dreams, we work with the emotional fragments of our
lives in an effort to make ourselves whole as individuals. In
assembling the interlocking pieces of my earthly dream puzzle,
it occurred to me that the energy of fragmentation and
disconnectedness in our emotional lives is mirrored in our earth
and played out in her behaviors: earthquakes, volcanoes, floods
– all the upheavals in the earth we are experiencing today. In
connecting these dream fragments, quantum physicist, David
Bohm’s concept of wholeness was actualized. In Bohm's view, all
the objects in the visible or explicate world around us are only
relatively independent and are temporary "sub totalities"
derived from a deeper, implicate order of unbroken wholeness.
Montague Ullman takes it a step further defining the dream as a
relay-station receiving input from both orders. Metaphorical
imagery only appears to be fragmentary. The source of the
information behind it is a continuous whole.
Fragmentation appears to be the way in which spiritual
communication processes and transfers information. In connecting
these dream fragments, we are connecting to the universal
unconscious where we can simultaneously perceive both our
smallness and our “wholeness” on the planet. Perhaps the
fragmentation in our dreams is to make us aware of the
fragmentation of our lives and that it is only by connection
that we will eventually see the big picture.
The dream, one language spoken universally, is expressed in
different metaphors based on the cultural norms embedded in the
dreamer’s associative network. The vast range of issues in
personal dreams may necessitate this mix of metaphorical images,
but the cosmic dream with its global issues of shared
experience: war, famine, natural disasters, global warming and
the like may narrow the field, open the gateway to universal
connectedness and actually help bridge the gap in dream content
between cultures. We all share the need to survive.
This experience suggests that the transpersonal or cosmic dream
takes place on two levels: the material (personal) and the
spiritual (transpersonal). The dreamer graduates to a larger
vision and analogous to his personal existence, begins to work
out the issues of the planet: its environment, its diseases, its
morals, its cultures, its history. On the spiritual plane, the
content seems to come from a higher source. In this ultimate
blend of material and spiritual, precognitive knowledge of
future events combines with retrocognitive knowledge of past
events to form a complete circle, a sphere that encircles all.
When the beginning and the end of that circle meet, the cosmic
dreamer discovers the continuance of events – history repeating
– and in essence becoming what appears to be precognitive, but
in actuality is simply the connectivity of the revolving
universe replicating itself. [iii]
According to Jung,
“A Big Dream is one that has significance for
the destiny of entire communities"
[iv] “He felt a relative
degree of certainty is reached only in the interpretation of a
series of dreams.”[v] I find that a Cosmic Dream Theme is a
collection of “big dreams” leading to a Higher Truth. This
experience illustrates that Spirit and Science were the cosmic
emissaries of a finely-tuned and passionate message that opened
my eyes and lit up my dreams for a decade, pleading with us to
Save Mother Earth.
I would eventually come to think that the circular key ring that
fit all the apartments was an illustration of the human eye, at
the back of which the optic nerve forms and carries visual input
to the brain. What of the apartments? I believe they represent
the intuitive dwelling place within all of us. Finally, what was
I not seeing? I was not seeing the light and what Goethe called
nature’s “open secret.”[vi]
Conventional theory says the optic nerve is involved in the
inward movement of light, but I posit that it is also the
conductor of light, which physiologically activates the sixth
sense (ESP), projecting outward, flashing forward and backward,
extending beyond our brains – and – reaching literally out into
the cosmos. My dreams suggest the optic nerve is the master key
to intuitive vision – an inner flashlight which illuminates the
cosmos and our connection to it. As our planet’s survival is
increasingly threatened, cosmic dreaming may be an indication
that we are developing psi capacities that respond to those
threats. Also a great educator, it expands the limits of our
knowledge – or – what we think we know. In monitoring our
ecosystem, this type of dreaming reaches a broader domain where
we not only receive the problems, but can find the solutions if
those in power will only listen.
In summary, I believe the Cosmic Dream is the carrier of a
universal message that enfolds both faith and science in one
seamless reality where we can believe and observe
simultaneously. If you peek through your cosmic dream lens, you
may witness the marriage of spirit and science, a timeless union
awaiting our deeper understanding.
In the words of Buddha:
You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.
[i] PAH; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon - chemical compound
PCB: polycholorinated Biphenyl - poisonous compounds found in
PVC: polyvinyl chloride - plastic material
[ii] Morphogenetic Fields and Beyond by Robert Gilman, including
an interview with Rupert Sheldrake.
[iii] Based on David Bohm’s theory of enfoldment in the
[v] The Practical Use of Dream Analysis" (1934). In CW 16: The
Practice of Psychotherapy. pg. 322
[vi] Catching The Light, Arthur Zajonc, 1933 .